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Hometrue crimeCamp Lejeune Marine in custody after fellow service member found dead

Camp Lejeune Marine in custody after fellow service member found dead

A North Carolina Marine base was rocked by a suspected homicide by a fellow Marine in a barracks room Wednesday evening. 

“A Marine was killed in a homicide at Camp Lejeune on Wednesday night and a second Marine was held on suspicion of being involved,” the base said in a statement. 

No other details have been released yet, including the Marines’ identities, how the victim died or circumstances around the incident.

The suspect was taken into custody around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the statement.

The sprawling military base includes about 240 square miles (about 150,000 acres) and has 14 miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean.

Its beaches and ranges provide training in amphibious assaults and urban warfare, and it’s used for U.S. Marine training and for exercises involving other military forces from around the world. 

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news reporter for Fox News Digital. Email tips to chris.eberhart@fox.com or on Twitter @ChrisEberhart48.

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